CTF Fall Symposium 2017 (VIDEO ONLINE NOW) - Kitchener ON Canada

  • 30 Sep 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Huether Hotel, Kitchener ON Canada


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2017 CTF Fall Symposium - Kitchener ON Canada

[Click here to see the video from Symposium 2017!  Thanks to Aleks at Cold Mountain for her excellent editing job.]

Hosted by Cold Mountain Internal Arts, the 2017 CTF Fall Symposium will feature the presentation and discussion of research papers on subjects related to Tai Chi. 

Thank to those who registered in advance.  Scroll down for information you may find useful and helpful for the Symposium.

Located in the Barley Works Boardroom at the Huether Hotel, (a Heritage Inn located at 59 King St N, Waterloo, ON N2J 2X2), the afternoon will provide opportunity for Tai Chi enthusiasts to learn, discuss and socialize... along with some pretty amazing craft beer (and food) made on the premises!  Planning on drinking?  Don't forget to arrange your transportation or designated driver!

Please join us for an afternoon of education and fun!  

Interested in continuing the conversation?  Some have already planned on staying for dinner at the Huether.  The more, the merrier!  As a courtesy to the staff, we will be doing a headcount for this during the Symposium to allow staff time to set aside dinner seating.  Please join us!  (Dine on your own dime).

Click on the green 'register' button here on the CTF website event listing to let us know you're coming.  We'll be sure to save you a seat!

Seeing this event as part of an email broadcast?  Click on this link to take you to the CTF webpage event listing and registration button:  Symposium Registration.

INFO BELOW includes Symposium Schedule, Parking, and locating the Symposium Room in the Huether Hotel.


(As a courtesy to all the presenters, and your fellow attendees, please help us to stay on time by arriving with ample time to find parking, your preferred seat at the Symposium, order food or a beverage if you wish, find the washrooms, etc.)

1400-1405 welcome, call to order (Jill Heath, Moderator)

1405-1415 history/origins (Steve Holbert, current CTF President, Steve Higgins, Head Instructor/Founder of host club Cold Mountain Internal Arts)

1420-1440, Michael Kirwin (Headwaters School of Tai Chi, Orangeville ON)

1445-1505, James Saper (Stone Lantern Studio, Guelph ON)

1510-1530, Malcolm MacQuarrie (Threads of Gold, St. Catharines ON)

1530-1545 break

1545 welcome back, call to order

1550-1610, Tanya Korovkin (Cold Mountain Internal Arts, Kitchener ON)

1615-1635, Steve Higgins (Cold Mountain Internal Arts, Kitchener ON)

1640-1655, Question & Answer, Feedback

1655-1700, Thanks to all, both Presenters and Attendees.  We could not have done it without you!

1700+, Dinner on site.

PARKING INFO (Thanks to local taiji folk for this handy guide.)

King St. is now blocked off for construction between Erb St. and Bridgeport. The hotel is in the centre of this block. Curbside parking is available on neighbouring streets such as Dupont and Princess. There are also municipal lots on Regina St., King St. south of Erb, and behind the downtown west-side block of buildings on King. These are visible in the map at:  http://www.waterloo.ca/en/contentresources/resources/government/KingStreetSTG2-DETOUR_2017-07-20.pdf

There is also free parking at the Waterloo public library on Albert.  (Pay and Display, Mon to Fri), and at Waterloo square.

FINDING THE SYMPOSIUM ROOM aka Barley Works Boardroom

The hotel can be entered:  (1) through the side door off Princess, (2) through the front doors on King, or (3) through the gated stairway that leads off King to the upper patio.  In any case, go UPSTAIRS to the Barley Works pub and watch for the signs.

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